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  • Driver (Tayport)
    with LinkLiving: Older People's Service

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO90511 - Created/last updated: 06/04/2024


    About this opportunity:Could you help reduce the social isolation of an older person by becoming a volunteer driver? LinkLiving need drivers to take people to and from their social cafe at Larick Community Centre, Tayport. The cafe offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cuppa. They also offer quizzes and a range of other activities which you are welcome to join.

    You would be the first point of contact with LinkLiving members, getting to know them and building a positive relationship. The role involves:

    - collecting one of the members from their home and bringing them to the Community Centre for 10.30am
    - taking them home at the end of the session, 12.30pm (stay or leave in between as you wish)
    - talking to, and getting to know the members
    - raising any concerns regarding members' wellbeing with the Project Worker
    - attending volunteer meetings and information sessions to help you with this role
    - making sure your car is road worthy, taxed and properly insured

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:We provide a volunteer handbook and training in various topics relevant to the role e.g. first aid, confidentiality, safeguarding
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - 45p per mile

    Experience required:You should have access to a car, appropriate insurance and a clean current driving licence. You will be friendly and approachable, dependable and trustworthy. An ability to maintain confidentiality is essential while understanding the need to share information/concerns with paid (Assistant) Project Workers as required.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    LinkLiving policy not to have volunteers under age 18

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Interview; Other; PVG membership required; References

    Taster available?Yes: You're welcome to come along to the cafe (by arrangement) and see what it's like.

    Travel DetailsLarick Centre, Shanwell Road, Tayport DD6 9EA

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

    Please tell us what age group you are in:
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